Xilam Animation


Kids roundup: HBO Max seeks ‘Squish’; Kids execs launch new prodco; Netflix picks up Xilam’s ‘Trico’

HBO Max seeks ‘Squish’ WarnerMedia-owned streamer HBO Max has acquired animated kids’ comedy Squish, following a deal with distributor Federation Kids & Family. The 52 x 11-minute series is due to land on the US SVOD in Q1 of 2021. Produced by Federation-owned Cottonwood Media and Planeta Junior, and executive produced and developed by John Derevlany, the […]

TBI Weekly: Six takeaways from a week with the kids

From $15m funding slates to discussions about driving diversity, the past week has provided plenty to consider for those in the kid’s TV business. With the 17th edition of the Children’s Media Conference wrapping today, TBI reflects on the key takeaways. Reflecting your audience The conference kicked off on Monday with a keynote panel discussion […]

Kids round-up: Xilam appoints Disney acquisitions exec; Sky names commissioners; South Korea’s Asiana agrees Cottonwood deal

Xilam appoints Disney acquisitions exec French studio Xilam Animation has appointed Disney’s former director of acquisitions and co-productions in EMEA as its EVP of content. Caterina Gonnelli joins the company on 13 January and will work alongside Xilam’s existing EVP of content Jean Brune to oversee all editorial aspects of the French company’s output. She […]

Netflix orders first French original animation with ‘Oggy Oggy’

Netflix has commissioned a pre-school show spun-off from kids franchise Oggy And The Cockroaches, marking the streamer’s first animated original from France. Oggy Oggy is being produced by Xilam Animation and is based on the popular kids franchise Oggy And The Cockroaches, which first debuted 20 years ago. The CGI spin-off went into development earlier […]

Xilam appoints Amuse exec for digital

Xilam Animation in France has appointed an executive from Millimages subsidiary Amuse as its head of digital production. Charles Courcier is responsible for sourcing, developing, financing and producing original web series to expand Xilam’s presence on YouTube, and will also expand the studio’s presence across AVoD platforms. He will also develop animated web series targeted […]

Show of the week: Moka’s Fabulous Adventures

Moka is the highly-anticipated comedy from Xilam Animation, following a young crocodile as he learns to navigate his life as the son of royalty. The 2D animated series follows Moka, the only son of the King of the Savannah, as he decides to explore his vast kingdom accompanied by Cherry, a strong, brave rhinoceros from […]

Kids round-up: 9 Story acquires Balinese studio; Lime launches kids division

Canadian entertainment company 9 Story Media Group has acquired full service CGI animation studio PT Bali Animation Studio and PT Bali Animasi Solusi Ekakarsa, collectively known as BASE. Founded in 2015 by Lily Wang and Daniel Harjanto Setyawan, BASE provides high-end animation for global clients and has a staff of 270. 9 Story’s acquisition of […]

Superights hires sales chief after Favennec exit

French kids TV distributor Superights has hired Nathalie Pinguet to become deputy general manager following the exit of Morgan Favennec last month. The role effectively makes Pinguet head of sales and acquisitions at the Paris-based business. Pinguet is best known as deputy director of youth programming and deputy head of programming for TF1 Group’s kids […]

Favennec exits Superights for Xilam

Superights deputy managing director Morgann Favennec is joining rival French toon house Xilam Animation. She has been appointed executive VP of development and global sales at Paris-based Xilam, and will begin her role on July 3. Favennec had launched Superights in May 2013 after French prodco Superprod hired her from French commercial broadcaster M6 to […]